I noticed that some parents are very particular about their kids saying Oh. My. God. so I wondered. Is it bad to say OMG?? I mean, doesn’t it remind you of God at least?
I’ve seen parents penalise their kids for saying OMG, almost like it’s a swear word/phrase. To me, it’s a far cry from Fuck you! or Fuck Off! Don’t you think? I think OMG is fine. You usually say it in frustration or when in awe so what’s the problem with that? You’re calling on God for assistance or gratitude.
What’s your take? What are the allowed swear words in your house and what isn’t allowed? What do your kids say when they are frustrated or in shock?
I disallow the F word, the S word(s) but other than that, allow them to get creative with their swearing. We shouldn’t be swearing at all, alamak! Dammit! But hey, life is too short to worry about swear words. Let’s just get on with the Oh, Fish! and the Chickachick my Bum!
Yay or nay?